Four and a half years ago, Amber Palomares, a career development advisor and adjunct instructor, picked up her first paintbrush.
“I always loved art,” said Palomares. “I would go to local art shows and visit artist booths. I couldn’t get it off my mind.”
This passion led Palomares to try painting for herself, which led to hours of practicing and perfecting her work. To advance her skills, she even took a drawing class at the Palm Beach Gardens campus from Associate Professor of Visual Art Jacques de Beaufort. … Continue reading Emerging Artist Amber Palomares to showcase work at Artigras
Award-winning actor John Lithgow continued the STEAM dialog on Jan. 30 as he spoke to a crowd of nearly 500 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts during the Palm Beach State College Foundation’s STEAM luncheon.
During his speech, Lithgow acknowledged that test prep along with science, technology, engineering and math subjects have come to dominate conversations and the educational diet of young people. However, without incorporating the arts, he says, a student’s life is “tragically incomplete.”
“It is absolutely essential in my mind that children be provided with their minimum daily allowance of this key source of nourishment and enrichment,” said Lithgow. … Continue reading Arts “indispensable” to education says Lithgow
Fourteen south Florida artists will feature their latest ceramic works in an exhibit titled “SoFlo: On and Off the Wall” at the Art Gallery at Eissey Campus at Palm Beach State College Feb. 18 to March 21. The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18.
The exhibit will feature 40 pieces of sculptural and functional work, each offering a perspective of current trends in south Florida. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public. … Continue reading Area ceramic artists to exhibit at Palm Beach State art gallery
Palm Beach State College’s Tuesday Nite Big Band will perform “Sweet Pea and the Duke – The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn” at 8 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25.
The Feb. 18 performance will be held in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and the Feb. 25 performance will be at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is $15. Students, faculty and staff tickets are $5. … Continue reading Tuesday Nite Big Band to perform music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Twenty-five students will each feature a painting of a personal expression during the 2014 Fine Arts Student Show Jan. 30 to March 31 at the art gallery at Palm Beach State College’s Lake Worth campus.
An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Both the reception and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
The gallery is located in the Humanities building. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. … Continue reading Fine Arts Student Show to feature paintings of personal expressions Jan. 30 to March 31
The women’s softball team will take to the field Jan. 31 for JUCO kickoff games against St. Johns River State College and Tallahassee Community College at 4:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. in Clearwater, Fla. The team’s first home games will be held at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 14 against Seminole State College. For the complete schedule, click here. … Continue reading Softball season kicks off Jan. 31
Palm Beach State College Athletics has reached out through social media to expand its coverage area. The first installment of “Panther Basketball Bites” featuring Head Men’s Basketball Coach Scott McMillin and Head Women’s basketball Coach Kris Ruffo is currently on YouTube.
The short presentation covers the whole spectrum of basketball issues, including the coach’s perspective, game highlights and photos of featured players. The goal is to have Panther Basketball Bites published every two weeks during the season on YouTube. … Continue reading Panthers expand social media outreach through basketball talk show
Two of the Panthers’ four sophomores in women’s basketball have already made commitments to play at the next level for their junior and senior seasons.
Ashley Jones, a sophomore forward, will continue her career at “THE U” (Miami University) and Alana Arias has committed to be a Ram next year attending Colorado State University. Both students signed full grants-in-aid at their respective institutions.
Jones, who has already been the FCSAA Player of the Week this season, … Continue reading Ashley Jones and Alana Arias sign NCAA Division I letters of intent
Members of the Palm Beach State College music department faculty will present a Faculty Jazz Combo concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 30 on Stage West on the Lake Worth campus. Admission is $10. Palm Beach State faculty, staff and students may receive one free ticket with ID.
Performers are: David Gibble, trumpet and flugelhorn; Mike Egan, trombone; and Ron Nordwall, saxophone. Also performing are Neil Bacher, guitar; Brad Keller, piano; David Tomasello, bass; and Frank Derrick, … Continue reading Music department to present Faculty Jazz Combo concert Jan. 30
Kris Ruffo, head coach of Palm Beach State College’s women’s basketball team, earned her 300th overall career win Jan. 11 when she led the panthers to victory against southern conference rival St. Petersburg 70-57. To date, she has achieved 106 wins as head coach at Palm Beach State.
The team is currently #4 in the Florida College System Activities Association rankings and #17 in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll. Ruffo has taken her teams to the FCSAA “Elite 8” of the State tournament three of the past five years and gone to the “Final Four” twice. … Continue reading Kris Ruffo earns 300th overall career victory